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Blizzard Black Pearl 88 Reviews:

  Great Ski and Great Service

Powder 7 mounted my skis and shipped them perfectly and quickly. The Black Pearls and Marker combination look great, feel better, and are the lightest ski set I've ever had. Thanks Powder 7.

Height: 5' 10'' Weight: 150

MommaBear on Mar. 11th 2021

This Ski Is A Staff Favorite:

Powder7 Staff Pick Quinn M
By: Quinn M
The Blizzard Black Pearl 88 shines as a daily driver. If you want something that's stable and maneuverable in basically every kind of condition, this ski really hits it home. I tried this on a day when I had zero energy left and had a blast with little to no effort. I also skied this ski when I was ready to blast, and I really took off. I think this ski brings the maneuverability of a light ski to the stableness of a heavy damp ski, and its own personality with a cute topsheet. Would definitely recommend if you like to carve down a groomer super fast but like to have some adventures into the softer snow, bumps and trees sometimes too.
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Powder7 Staff Pick Amanda
By: Amanda
Blizzard's Black Pearl 88 is one of the all time best selling skis, and for good reason. This ski has managed to achieve the unachievable, being a master of all trades. It carves, it's quick in bumps and trees, all without feeling heavy. It's 88 mm underfoot is skinny enough for mountains out east, but the 128 mm shovel means that you can still achieve that floaty feel in soft snow. Gone are the days of specializing, get you a ski that can do everything and look good doing it.

Powder7 Staff Pick Amy
By: Amy
I skied the Black Pearl 88's a lot in the winter of 17-18, and in a variety of terrain, over a wide range of mountains (Jackson, Loveland, Mary Jane, Wolf Creek, etc. etc.). I appreciated the duplicitous personality of the ski - it could feel hard-charging and stiff when I let 'er rip on expanses of blue corduroy, it could feel light and poppy on a steep, soft bump run, and it could feel nimble and fresh as I joked around with my 3 year old on the bunny slopes and baby terrain parks. At 5'8", 125 pounds and an upper intermediate to low grade advanced skier, either the 166 or 159 could work for me. This winter I mostly skied the 159 as I spent a lot of my time skiing bumps and steeper terrain that necessitated shorter turns. The shorter length also helps when I'm skiing with my son.

In Depth Staff Reviews:

2024-2025 Blizzard Skis Preview

Blizzard Skis 2025: First Look An Anomaly. Fresh off an overhaul of its popular Rustler and Sheeva collections a year ago, Blizzard goes even bigger for the 2024-2025 season. After winters upon winters of following the adage "If it ain't broke, don't fix it," the brand is replacing the legendary skis in its all-mountain collection. The Brahma, Bonafide, and Cochise all go away. In their place? A new collection called Anomaly. The new skis, which will come as narrow as 84mm and as wide as 102mm, aim to offer the same top-end all-mountain performance as their ... Continue Reading

By: Alex

2024-2025 Blizzard Black Pearl 88 Review

Still the boss.  When I started at the shop four years ago, I was told the Black Pearl held the crown as one of the most popular women's skis and something I could safely recommend to female skiers looking for a quick, fun, and supportive ski that wouldn't beat them up to much. The second I got to take a lap on her, I knew this was true. A few years went by without much change, and I had a feeling something might be brewing in Blizzard's R&D department this year. Turns out, we have an entirely new Black Pearl series. So, is it still the boss lady? What changes have they ... Continue Reading

Our Take On The 2024 Blizzard Black Pearl 88:

The Blizzard Black Pearl 88 has been one of the most popular women's skis across all categories for the past several seasons. The Carbon Flipcore W.S.D., with its uni-directional carbon frame, has long impressed skiers with its ability to reduce weight without sacrificing performance. Blizzard builds on that technology with a few new additions, including TrueBlend technology, a reimagined woodcore design that uses wood stringers of different weights and stiffness in the areas of the ski that need them most. Heavier, stiffer Beech is used throughout the midsection of the ski to maximize power and stability, while lighter and softer poplar is used in the extremities of the ski, making turn initiation and engagement easier thanks to a more balanced flex pattern. The low weight, high-powered carver is now more appealing to an even wider range of skiers, if that is possible. Supremely quick edge-to-ege, with great stability, dampness, and torsional rigidity-- amplified by an extended mounting plate last season--makes the Black Pearl 88 an ideal all-mountain option for Eastern ladies, or for Western women who spend more of their time on trails. Similar skis: Elan Ripstick 88 W, Head Kore 91 W, Rossignol Rallybird 92.

2024 Blizzard Black Pearl 88 Specs:

Rocker:Freeride Rocker
Ability Level:Ability Level 8
Construction:Full Sidewall
Weight:3280 grams (per pair for size 159cm) Learn more about ski weights

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